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Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology, and Early Christian Symbolism (New)
by Fideler, David
Publisher: Quest Books
Book ID: 9780835606981, 0835606988
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The early Christian Gnosis did not spring up in isolation, but drew upon earlier sources. In this book, many of these sources are revealed for the first time. Special emphasis is placed on the Hellenistic doctrine of the "Solar Logos" and the early Christian symbolism which depicted Christ as the Spiritual Sun, the illumination source of order, harmony, and spiritual insight.
Based on 15 years of research, this is a unique book which throws a penetrating light on the secret traditions of early Christianity. It clearly demonstrates that number is at the heart of being. Jesus Christ, Sun of God, illustrates how the Christian symbolism of the Spiritual Sun is derived from numerical symbolism of the "ancient divinities."
"This book is the rarest of treasures: a combination of scholarly acumen and deep esoteric insight." --- Gnosis Magazine
David Fideler studied hellenistic religions and philosophies at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in the study of Christian origins and ancient cosmology. He is the editor of The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library and the editor of Phanes Press, which publishes quality books on the spiritual and philosophical traditions of the Western world.
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